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by mattie
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia vs long distance relationships
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Dyspraxia vs long distance relationships

Chat every night on the Internet or on the phone. Try to find a way of meeting up as often as possible. Can there ever be such a thing as getting over excited when being touched? :D I think the key is staying in regular contact, which may often prove much more challenging in a long distance relation...
by mattie
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Growing up dyspraxic?
Replies: 15
Views: 4317

Re: Growing up dyspraxic?

I totally understand about your need to find answers. When I was a teen there was less known about dyspraxia, so only the physical aspect was ever mentioned. Tom is right, dyspraxia has many advantages too. For instance, many of us are smarter than average because we are able to fixate/obsess about ...
by mattie
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Growing up dyspraxic?
Replies: 15
Views: 4317

Re: Growing up dyspraxic?

I agree with Tom re: a formal diagnosis. It's more than possible that you have dyspraxia - your symptoms do seem to fit perfectly. I guess only a professional diagnostician or OT can answer your question as to whether you have it or not, but your description does indicate it may be worth pursuing a ...
by mattie
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: help
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: help

You are definitely not a lost cause. If you are undiagnosed and feel it would help, it might be worth seeing your gp and asking for an assessment. It depends if you think it will help.

Feel free to send me a pm if you feel lonely and want to chat. We can all relate to your experiences. :)

Mattie
by mattie
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Online Dating Progress
Replies: 35
Views: 7848

Re: Online Dating Progress

@uniquecharlie,

I don't think you will be alone forever...you are only 23. You have ages yet.

The whole relationship thing can be very frustrating...from now on, I won't give up but I won't fret if nothing happens either. I guess Jim and Tom are right in that I'll just take a break for now.
by mattie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Online Dating Progress
Replies: 35
Views: 7848

Re: Online Dating Progress

Thanks. I think it's probably best not to go seeking anything and if anything happens, all well and good...if not, I will try to (slowly) convince myself that that is fine too. I find seeking women out is really pretty demoralising in so many different ways, especially for us guys with dyspraxia who...
by mattie
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Online Dating Progress
Replies: 35
Views: 7848

Re: Online Dating Progress

I have given up with women. I am 33 now and know that nothing will ever happen however much I want to get married/have a family etc. I don't want to get desperate and settle for someone who is not suitable, and relationships have never been a success of mine - far from it! I guess it's about time th...
by mattie
Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Need some advice for a situation with my bf
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Need some advice for a situation with my bf

Nothing to do with dyspraxia. I'd leave him if I were you, but whatever your choice, the best of luck. :)
by mattie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Struggling to find love
Replies: 19
Views: 3080

Re: Struggling to find love

You don't need a girlfriend or to kiss a girl to be worthy of love or feel valued, Mark. So many people are in crappy/failing relationships these days that it's totally meaningless anyway.

You are fine and great as you are. Having sex/kissing a girl proves absolutely nothing.

Matt.
by mattie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia vs. Aspergers
Replies: 31
Views: 22739

Re: Dyspraxia vs. Aspergers

I have many AS traits. I get obsessions and I don't always know how to behave around others. But I am improving and gaining in confidence. :)
by mattie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Any single dyspraxic peeps!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 8543

Re: Any single dyspraxic peeps!!!

Being single can be rubbish at times....but on the positive side, it's better than what a lot of people have....being with someone who doesn't really love them, and being in a relationship that doesn't work out. We are all sometimes guilty of idealising relationships IMO. Although sometimes I wish I...
by mattie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Need help !!
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Need help !!

"I am trying to find out if there are any support groups around, my 25 year old son needs someone to talk to I feel, he seems to have entered a new faze of his life and I am worried about him, I do talk to him about it but I think he needs someone who also has dyspraxia and will understand how he fe...
by mattie
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Friends
Replies: 47
Views: 4316

Re: Friends

I'm sure many would, Creative. :) I have read many of your posts and you come across as a really nice, intelligent and likable person. :)

Mattie.
by mattie
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adult Fiction
Replies: 25
Views: 4137

Re: Adult Fiction

You've got some classics in their Mattie! Glad to see you're enjoying The Dark materials trilogy. I was so disappointed they cut the last third of the book out of the film! Have you ever read any Neil Gaiman books? You might enjoy Neverwhere and American Gods, the later is a blend of fantasy and my...
by mattie
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Shadwell
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Happy Birthday Shadwell

Happy Birthday!!! :D Hope it was good. :)

Mattie.